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Is it ok to wear keffiyeh because you think it looks cool?

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kashmir82
Sep. 16th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
Wear whatever you want, but IMHO, that's tacky as hell. Next up - gold stars of David!
anchovie
Sep. 16th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
or Auschwitz fore-arm tattoos.
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anchovie
Sep. 17th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
It's the skulls on the main part of the scarf that really get to me!!
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anchovie
Sep. 17th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
No.

No, that is not my point at all.

The kefiyah is a Palestinian national symbol. I would go as far as to say a nationalist symbol. Without going into a discussion about the conflict itself, for right & wrongs & sides & blame, I think it is poor taste to decorate a nationalist symbol with skulls, especially while said nation is in such longstanding and bloody conflict.
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anchovie
Sep. 17th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
No, look, no problem, but I think you're a little naive if this has to do with pirate chic. Like, "milk comes from the supermarket" thinking. Skulls are generally representative of mortality. Dead human bodies. Just for your info,

INTIFADA TOLL
3,225 Palestinians killed by Israelis (3,135 by military in the occupied territories, 54 by military inside Israel, 34 by settlers in the occupied territories)
950 Israeli killed by Palestinians (431 inside Israel, 218 settlers, 218 soldiers on duty in the occupied territories
[source=BBC]
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anchovie
Sep. 17th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have flaws too. I just didn't want to leave the conversation thinking this was all about pirates. Everything else in life is about pirates, but sadly not the Israel-Palestine conflict. :\
brackfalker
Sep. 18th, 2006 05:49 am (UTC)
Hee hee at Timmy Mallet.
anchovie
Sep. 18th, 2006 07:10 am (UTC)
smirk
__apodyopsis
Nov. 12th, 2006 11:52 am (UTC)
depending on what kind you wear. for example I think with the white or maybe red+white checked more khaleeji (gulf) kind well that's up to you. something that's a blatant arafatesque b+w symbol of pro palestinian nationalism, though, that would make you a fucking douche in my book. as for the skullsy thing above - at what point do you distinguish a keffiyah (if not worn traditionally) from any other scarf?
anchovie
Nov. 12th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
Redefinition of terms, always a good move in rhetoric. You get all my leftover bonus points this week, sir.
witlesswaltz
Jan. 15th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Nah,
absolutely not.
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